With the emergence of new technologies and the ever-changing role technology plays in our nation’s economy and critical infrastructure, telecommunications laws are constantly changing. WSW has a strong track record of success advocating on behalf of large technology providers, technology innovators, and equipment manufacturers, to achieve their goals in the ever-changing environment.
About the Client
Telecom Policy & Legislation. WSW has successfully represented the world’s largest VoIP provider in its efforts to advocate for policies beneficial to VoIP providers and public safety before the U.S. House of Representatives Leadership, House Energy and Commerce Committee and Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee. To achieve these objectives, WSW worked with the client to develop and execute a plan for educating Members of Congress on the benefits that specific reforms will provide to consumers, public safety and the nation’s telecommunications network. The recommended reforms were included in HR 5252, which passed the House of Representatives in June 2006. These efforts have helped our client establish relationships with Members, Committees of jurisdiction, and other parties, that will go well beyond this original initiative and will serve as their base for future objectives.
Corporate Government Affairs. WSW represents one of the nation’s largest cable companies, focusing in particular on developing relationships with the company’s elected officials in Washington, to educate these Members and their staffs on the innovate products and services, as well as the client’s work in local communities. These efforts have raised the company’s profile with their constituent Members of Congress, both in Washington and at home.
Mergers & Acquisition. Most recently, WSW was the lead government affairs firm coordinating an extensive team working on Hill strategy and lobbying on behalf of a major telecommunications company during its proposed merger with a foreign company that resulted in the transaction being subject to CFIUS review. The review and transaction were brought to a successful completion in November 2006.